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Jettison

To throw property overboard from a ship, especially in an emergency. Under maritime law, property that has been jettisoned (called jetsam) becomes the property of whoever finds it.
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On 26 January, the helicopter crew deployed aboard Steadfast located a go-fast boat, which jettisoned its load of 1.
The pilot headed into the Bristol Channel and then, according to peace protesters, jettisoned the bomb into the sea.
This year, the real-time gimmick has been jettisoned and a laugh-track has been added, so at least now we know what's theoretically supposed to be funny.
Cameron takes us on a tour through the ship, inside the first-class dining room where the lovely leaded-glass windows remain undamaged, into the staterooms (one passenger's bowler hat still lays on the wreckage) and around the areas where the lifeboats were jettisoned, not always to capacity.
Each spacecraft jettisoned on schedule: the EO-1 at approximately an hour after lift-off; the DPAF separable portion at approximately 1 hour, 10 minutes; the SAC-C at approximately 1 hour, 30 minutes; and the Munin separation at approximately 1 hour, 50 minutes.
An unexpected event occurred when Magellan jettisoned the solid-propellant rocket motor that had put it into orbit.
That doesn't mean the whole study's jettisoned,'' said Agoura Hills councilwoman Louise Rishoff, also an aide to Assemblywoman Fran Pavley, D-Woodland Hills, and a member of the study group.
She then jettisoned the array, which drifted into space (bottom photo) as the shuttle gently sped away
Their radio mapping of one of the brightest stars in the Milky Way indicates the object has jettisoned mass mainly in one direction, at several times the presumed rate of other young stars.
Utilizing the company's patent-pending Virtual Kiosk(SM) system, elements such as keywords, banners, buttons, and e-mails can be enabled to allow consumers to view and respond "in-site" to any type of offer quickly and seamlessly without being jettisoned to a separate Web site destination.
The Lakers platooned Fisher with Lindsey Hunter for much of last season, then jettisoned the moody Hunter, and his contract, in a trade for rookie Kareem Rush.
Meaningful debt reduction has begun, most poor performing and/or high-risk operations have been jettisoned, the remaining core operations have become more predictable, and internal cash generation has turned positive.